(Closed) Destination-ish wedding and reception in hometown?

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: What should I wear??
    Same gown I wear for the ceremony : (7 votes)
    39 %
    Different gown : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Cocktail Dress/Short white wedding dress : (10 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Would these be on the same day? How far apart would they be, time wise? If they’re the same day, definitely still wear your dress!

    Post # 4
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i’m wearing my gown for our ceremony (although we’re expecting 100 people, so it’s a little different), then i’ll get a knee-length white dress for our at-home reception.

    Post # 6
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @udlaurak: If the two have a similar level of formality, and you want to wear your dress again, I say go for it!

    If one is a lot more causal though, you might be more comfortable in something more suited for the occassion. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @udlaurak: I’m having the same dilemma. I’m getting married in Alaska but flying to Iowa so we can have a reception in his hometown. I have a feeling that the reception in Iowa is going to be VERY laid back so I’m leaning towards buying a cocktail dress so I don’t feel way overdressed.

    Post # 9
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    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Wear absolutely whatever you’d like! I’m in the same boat. But I’m having my wedding dress altered after the wedding so I can wear it short for the reception and whatever other future occasions 🙂 I don’t know if this is an option for you or not. But I would just make sure you’re comfortable in what you wear!

     

    Post # 10
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    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @udlaurak: Maybe you could start out in your gown, then switch to a cocktail length dress later on – if you’re planning on having dancing, that might be a good transition.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Hon, you are the bride, so wear a full-out ballgown if you like. People will love you for it. 

    If you want to fit in more, then get a cocktail dress (in any color–doesn’t have to be white). 

    But in either situation, I think that you should either wear the original dress or get a cocktail dress. Buying another gown just seems excessive to me. If you really want to, though, who’s to stop you? 

    Post # 13
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    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @udlaurak: I feel the same way! I would love to wear my gown more than once. Since I haven’t purchased mine yet, I can keep that in mind. A full on ball gown might be a bit excessive but something that is more simple like @emilia posted might be more practical… and will travel better on an airplane.

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